General Motors Senior Controls Engineer - MFE0003589 in Warren, Michigan

The career level senior process engineer is responsible for Program Execution for Machine Controls and Robotics. Work is performed in a centralized manufacturing engineering activity or assembly/plant activity where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • New program implementation/execution (SOR prep, forecasting, controls/robotics design,equipment build/run-off and buyoff)
  • Design, construction, integration, plant installation, successful launch and continuous improvement of equipment and tools required in plants for the production of high quality parts
  • Manage deliveries to program timing milestones
  • Provide project report outs to senior management
  • Existing program/site support (troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with all customers/plants
  • Provide technical direction to less experienced controls engineers.
  • Design and troubleshooting of electrical controls systems
  • Work may involve development and testing of advanced process technology
  • Travel as required

Basic Skills – Required (10+ years of experience as a controls/robotics engineer)

  • Strong technical knowledge of electrical/control systems and the ability to apply these concepts within a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of mechanical concepts involving machine designs, process requirements involved in the manufacturing process
  • Experience in PLC and HMI programming, Ethernet and/or DeviceNet networks
  • Knowledge of servo motors, motion control and drives
  • Experience in Fanuc robots setup and programming
  • Problem solving, analytical, interpersonal and communications skills required
  • Ability to design and trouble shoot electrical controls systems
  • Demonstrated Excellent level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple challenging projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results
  • Demonstrates initiative by reaching beyond work assigned to improve output and/or help others
  • Proven ability in project management skills
  • Multiple different manufacturing controls and/or robotics assignments with successful individual achievements
  • Ability to use computer, interpret blueprints, engineering drawings and learn new systems
  • Self –motivated and ability to multitask Preferred Skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of plant floor work
  • General knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics is a plus
  • Understanding of GMS and 4 walls within the site or program
  • Prior work experience as a controls engineer in the automotive field
  • Knowledge of GM’s global controls architecture Education

Bachelor’s degree with major in engineering or equivalent experience/training.